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Meet the Member of the Month for March: Rainy Hovarth

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month for March: Rainy Horvath

It is with great joy we introduce our March Member of the Month, Rainy Hovarth. It has been nothing but sunshine since we met this special gal. It is true that we are impressed with the fact that Rainy has over 140 Craftsy classes. But, the real reason we love her so is that she has been loyal to Craftsy since the very beginning. As we have grown as a company, Rainy has been growing as a crafter.

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Meet February’s Craftsy Member of the Month: Miss Cara

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month - Miss Cara

We truly do love our members over here at Craftsy. And, the amount of talent and joy in our crafting community never ceases to amaze us. Imagine our jubilation when we found a member who not only shows great crafting but also serious dedication to Craftsy. Clocking in with over 95 Craftsy classes, Miss Cara has gusto, and the passion and loyalty to handle the bright lights of our inaugural Craftsy Member of the Month member spotlight.

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Enter Craftsy’s 2014 Valentine’s Day Crafts Contest

By Karen Kelty
Craftsy Valentine's Day Crafts Contest

Show off your sweet side with our Valentine’s Day-themed crafts contest! Whether you create a swoon-worthy sewing project, work up some hot pink socks that are true sole-mates, or put your own unique spin on handmade love notes, we want to see what you’ve created. Our Craftsy Judging Committee will pick our very favorite crafts to showcase on the Craftsy blog on Friday, February 14th, including the 1st place project. A Craftsy Mystery Box is up for grabs for one lucky winner!

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How to Hand Dye Animal Fiber Yarn

By Ashley Little
Hand-Dyed Yarns

Hand dyeing yarn at home is like dyeing your own hair. Both yarn and hair are precious assets, and disastrous results could cause fits of crying and even anger. If you're not sure how to hand dye animal-fiber yarn at home, consider these tips on dyeing. The hardest part is deciding on a dye color!

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Let’s Hear It: Tell Us What You Want Craftsy Blog Readers!

By Karen Kelty
Craftsy Logo

The Craftsy blog team is passionate about creating great content that inspires our talented community of makers to expand their skills and create wonderful projects to be proud of. In an effort to produce more fabulous content that you love, we'd love to know more about YOU. So we have a small favor to ask you...

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Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013: And The Winner Is….

By Craftsy
Colorful Turkey Quilt - Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013 Winner

It seems like Thanksgiving brings out the crafter in us all! There were so many fabulous submissions for the Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013, and deciding the winner of this competition was not an easy task. All of us here on the Craftsy blog team want to congratulate everyone on your incredible work!

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Craftsy’s Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013

By Karen Kelty
Craftsy Thanksgiving Crafts Contest

November is full of family, food and falling leaves, and Craftsy wants to add another great tradition to your plate! Have you been busy creating turkey-themed treats, lovely leaf wreaths or adorable, autumnal amigurumi? We want to see your work! Show us your best fall and Thanksgiving-themed crafts for a chance to win a Craftsy Mystery Box!

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Ask an Expert: Lighting Demystified With Neil van Niekerk

By Craftsy
Neil van Niekerk ExpertThanks for tuning in for another week of Ask An Expert. Today, we share advice directly from our expert Neil van Niekerk, in response to popular questions asked by our community members within our Facebook Photography Club. Find out what to do in situations when you can't bounce your flash, how to best achieve a prime effect, how many cameras to use when shooting a wedding, and more. And, ask your own questions! Read more »

Make a Huggable Monster for a Child in Need

By Craftsy
Lovable stuffed monstersSometimes a small act can have a huge impact -- and the family-founded company A Monster to Love proves just that! Created by 12-year old twins Sam and Ben and their dad Ray, A Monster to Love designs, sews and ships adorable, wacky stuffed monsters to children in need all over the country. Read more »